Our Story

Jeremy Warren, born and raised in North Little Rock, AR was heavily exposed to music growing up.  His mother is an organist/pianist where she played at his grandfather's and now currently his father's church in Little Rock & North Little Rock, AR.  Upon graduating from high school in 2003, he received a full jazz scholarship to The University of Memphis in Memphis, TN.  He received dual Bachelor Degrees in Jazz Studies and Music Education with license in May 2012.  Memphis is where he credits his musical growth as a musician performing with many local/national artists as well as leading his own band whom performed every Saturday night on the famous Beale St. for two years.  Jeremy received his Master's Degree in Music from New York University in May 2015.  While juggling a busy performance schedule, Warren teaches music in the Plainfield Public Schools in Plainfield, NJ.  He holds the drum chair for world renown saxophonist Don Braden and the Don Braden Quartet.  Jeremy can be heard on Braden’s highly acclaimed album “Earth, Wind, & Wonder.” In 2016, Jeremy released his debut album with his band JD Warren & The Rudiment which he co-leads with his wife Dermel Warren, titled “I Can Do All Things.”  The album was named #85 on the Top 100 Jazz Albums for 2016 on the Roots Music Charts for radio play.  Warren has also performed and/or recorded with artists such as Deanna Martin (Daughter of Dean Martin), Andy Milne, Lenny Pickett, John Scofield,Tom Scott, NYU Combo Nuvo, Brad Shepik, and many more.  Jeremy plays Soultone Cymbals.

Dermel Warren was born and raised in Memphis, TN, where she grew up singing in her mother’s church.  At church, she received her vocal training from Kelley Muller-Smith, first lady of Miracle Temple Ministries, Inc.  She has performed background and lead vocals for Donald Lawrence, Richard Smallwood, Karen Clark-Sheard, Yolanda Adams, Ernest Pugh, and more. Dermel has toured with Blues artists, Sergio Davis and the late Mel Waiters (“Hole in the Wall Man”). She also opened up for Jill Scott, Anthony Hamilton, & Mint Condition as part of the Budweiser Summer Fest Tour in 2011